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The world of legendary writer J. D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time.

Behind every masterpiece is a story.

Release date
January 24 2018
Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel in the Rye follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It's these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. Co-starring Sarah Paulson, Rebel in the Rye offers a tantalising window into the life and times of a little-understood genius who broke the rules and redefined American literature.
Danny Strong
Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill

Nicholas Hoult ... J.D. Salinger

Zoey Deutch ... Oona O'Neil

Kevin Spacey ... Whit Burnett

Sarah Paulson ... Dorothy Olding

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